b. 6 July 1957, Portaferry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Conlon made his reputation in British country music clubs and only on rare occasions does he include traditional Irish ballads in his set. The staple material is ‘The Chair’, ‘If We’re Not Back In Love By Monday’ and as an extended tribute to his hero, a Buck Owens medley. Woman Your Love features steel guitar and harmony vocals from Sarah Jory. ‘I Don’t Have To Fall’ had considerable BBC Radio 2 airplay in 1991 and Conlon has made several successful appearances at European festivals. His band is called Emerald and has backed both Suzy Bogguss and Randy Vanwarmer on UK appearances. A live video was recorded at Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, and Conlon and Emerald often work with Philomena Begley on tour performances.
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